Craig Smith, the executive director of the Downtown Napa Association, shares his tips and insight about all things downtown. His column runs on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Napa Valley Register. Here's a look at his most recent work.
Reach Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-0322.
Downtown Talk: check out Blues, Brews and BBQ in downtown Napa Oct. 2.
Downtown Talk: Blues, Brews & BBQ to return to downtown Napa Oct. 2.
Downtown Talk: Napa's Farmers Market hits a home run with latest location.
Downtown Napa is back, reports Craig Smith. Get the latest details here.
Been to the new Napa Valley Welcome Center yet? It might surprise you.
Craig Smith reports on wedding bells in downtown Napa ... and breakfast at Charlie Palmer Steak.
Are downtown Napa visitors wearing masks? Craig Smith reports.
Craig Smith has the scoop on two downtown Napa businesses: Angèle and Habituate.
Welcome to California Brandy House: downtown Napa's new addition.
Craig Smith reports on Napa's drive-in movie scene and dining outdoors in downtown Napa.
Craig Smith dishes on a new First Street Napa tenant: The Bennington Napa Valley.
Craig Smith reports on Copperfield's and Miyamo news in downtown Napa.
Oysters are just the start at Hog Island Oysters in Napa. Craig Smith reports from downtown Napa.
Craig Smith profiles Kara’s and Bar Lucia at Napa's Oxbow Public Market. Read on.
What's new at First Street Napa? Craig Smith talks to the owner of one new boutique: Honey Whiskey.
Helen and Scott Lyall have created two downtown Napa businesses on the same block. Craig Smith reports.
Parklets, usually see in big cities like San Francisco and Seattle, are coming to downtown Napa. Craig Smith has the details.
"We need each other," — and better leadership — to get through the Covid-19 pandemic, said Alexis Handelman, owner of Alexis Baking Company.
Vermeil Wines in downtown Napa welcomes back both visitors and locals.
Craig Smith has info on First Street Napa's newest tenant... and other downtown Napa news.
Downtown Napa events Main Street Reunion, including Show and Shine, and Blues, Brews & BBQ have all been cancelled for 2020. But they will return, says Craig Smith.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown businesses have come up with some creative ways to "deliver" for their customers.
Craig Smith has the latest on how downtown Napa restaurants are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Craig Smith has updates and ideas of how to support downtown Napa businesses during the coronavirus epidemic.
Craig Smith has some brews and news about beer in downtown Napa.
Don't miss the last two nights of the Napa Lighted Arts Festival.
Calamity Jane’s, at the corner of First and Coombs Street, celebrates its one year anniversary this month.
Craig Smith reports on Williamson & Company and Melted in downtown Napa.
Napa's Christmas parade starts at 5 p.m. today, on Second and Third Streets in downtown Napa.
Craig Smith has downtown Napa news and views. Check it out.
Michael Holcomb Jr. is a commercial real estate broker, developer, and dyed-in-the-wool Napan.
OK, hard as it is to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner, and Downtown Napa is big on ghosts and goblins. Grab your costumed clan…
The 12th annual Napa Valley Aloha Festival is today and tomorrow, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Napa Valley Expo, starting at 10 a.m.
Today is the day for a smorgasbord of all three, with a serving of Zydeco thrown in for good measure. Music plays all day from three stages.
The final night of Locals Night Out was the biggest of the season. And with seven bartenders competing for bragging rights as to who is the “B…
This Wednesday is the last Locals Night Out (LNO) event of the season and it will be big.
Mario and Gloria Bazán recently opened Mario Bazán Cellars at 960 Clinton St., across from Napa Valley Bistro. Ardent fans of their Cabernet S…
The competition at the first mixology contest at Locals Night Out (LNO) on June 12 was impressive.
Napa’s new summer series takes outdoor events into a whole new level, and makes locals part of the fun.
Heather Hernandez has been the manager of Live Fire Pizza in the Oxbow Public Market for about a year now. Asked about her impressions, she wa…
Monarch Skin Studio, at 1553 Second St., is hosting a grand opening celebration on April 27, from 2 to 6 p.m.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, located in Archer Hotel, just released its spring menu, making this the perfect time to dine there.